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karins. >> it's been a busy night. a lot of rough storms. tornado sirens in kentucky and tennessee. here's the recap. four tornadoes so far reported. no fatalities. no towns destroyed. a lot of isolated homes with roofs off. a lot of those things of those nature. the blue dots are wind reports. they are plowing their way through areas of indiana, kentucky, tennessee, through mississippi. we'll include alabama in this and areas of eastern tennessee and kentucky. the most dangerous storms now just rolled through the nashville area. these are tornado warnings. this little cluster has had the strongest winds with it it and the most signs of rotation of tornadic signatures. so anywhere to the east of nashville, give it a half hour and wait until the storms are gone and you'll be safe. also strong storms near richmond and louisville. now a wider view, these storms continue all the way down through mississippi. they are going to roll all the way to the east coast. in the areas of yellow, this line of storms will roll through your town. 15 to 30 minutes. they will have the chance of knocking dow
lost their lives in georgia and tennessee. many lost their homes. tens of thousands were left without power. nbc's kurt gregory has more for us. >> reporter: wicked winds whipped through charlotte, north carolina, as rain drenched the queen city. part of a nasty storm system marching across the southeast on wednesday. that same system spawned a massive funnel cloud in georgia leaving dozens of homes and businesses destroyed in its wake. 100 people were at work when the twister took aim on this plant, thankfully all were safe. in tennessee, the national weather service confirm four tornadoes touched down. one man was killed by a falling tree. and in kentucky, two people were injured when another confirmed tornado blew a trailer off its foundation. >>> we'll get the very latest on what's in store for today from bill karins much that's coming up in weather in a little bit. >>> the debate over gun control is taking place across the country. yesterday it was heard from the nation's capital to nowtown, connecticut, the town that lost 6 lives 26 lives in a school shooting. they heard moving
. many people didn't get much sleep in missouri, arkansas, tennessee, kentucky as the storms roll through. they continue at this hour. they are not weakening either. over 200 reports of wind damage out there. only about three or four tornadoes. no significant tornadoes or fatalities. this setup was ripe for the possibility of that. these storms are rolling now through the louisville area. they have exited. nashville you're safe too. but eastern tennessee and kentucky and southern ohio, the sto storms are starting to move through alabama. and areas of yellow today still a chance of strong storms. damaging winds that will last for a half hour. pittsburgh, d.c., richmond, atlanta, all the way down through the deep south. you get the picture here. also on the backside, we have a winter storm through iowa and wisconsin. we're only expecting 3 to 6 inches of snow in des moines. high impacts today at the airports. it will be extremely windy throughout the afternoon and evening as the storms will roll through. d.c., late this afternoon. busy weather todayday. let's turn now to sports. two of the
believing it was all about responding to your constituents. gentlemen, thank you. >>> coming up, a tennessee state senator who wants to calibrate children's grades and determine that they will provide a certain amount of money in terms of what individual families can get from government. you won't believe this one. stay with us. look what mommy is having. mommy's having a french fry. yes she is, yes she is. [ bop ] [ male announcer ] could've had a v8. 100% vegetable juice, with three of your daily vegetable servings in every little bottle. >>> at this moment the senate is voting to confirm senator sgron kerry as the next secretary of state. a former nominee for president, kerry brings a lifetime of experience to the job including 18 glers the senate where he currently serves as chairman of the foreign relations committee. the same committee before which he testified in 1971 as an anti-war veteran returning from his second tour of duty in vietnam where he was awarded three purple hearts. joining us now i'm delighted to say is mike viqueira live with us from the capitol. mike, apparently ther
. democratic jim cube are a of tennessee is the only democrat to vote nay. they're scheduled to send it to the president for the sikt. conservatives in the house attempted to tie part of the bill's cost to a across the board federal budget cuts. that vote failed. >>> this morning president obama is slated to unveil a sweeping list of proposals aimed at reducing gun violence as part of a package put together by joe biden and his white house task force. senior administration officials tell nbc news the biggest proposals include universal background checks, a ban on high-capacity magazines, anything that carries more than ten rounds of ammunition. the president is also expected to ask congo reinstate the assault weapons ban. as for executive orders, are the president's expected to seek aggressive prosecution for those who break existing laws. for example, people who lie during background checks. the white house will be joined by children from around the country who wrote letters to him following the newtown shooting. this is not the first time the white house brought in special guests f
arkansas, western tennessee, western mississippi and right down into louisiana as well. this is an area of low pressure which is also bringing that rain back into northern texas. it's all rain right now. we're done with the snow as warmer air tries to work into this system. this heavy rain is coming in the form of very strong thunderstorms. we have a lot of cloud to ground lightning. an area where we could see some isolated tornadoes as well. it will start to push eastward. but it's a slow process. over the next 48 hours, this area in lower and orange here, from arkansas down to louisiana, could end up to 3 to 4 inches of rain. out ahead of this system, it looks temperatures will be 15 to 20 degrees above normal. that includes new york city as well. mara? >> thanks so much, dylan. >>> an asteroid fly-by. >>> plus, what should have been a fun adventure ends tragically for two men inside this giant, inflatable ball. you're watching first look on msnbc. my insurance rates are probably gonna double. but, dad, you've got... [ voice of dennis ] allstate. with accident forgiveness, they guaran
of northern mississippi, streaming through tennessee and areas of the carolinas. that's where your wet weather's going to be on new year's day. here's a closer view of the radar. rain, no snow, no ice to deal with, anything like that. but kind of a rainy, gloomy start to your new year, especially northern mississippi, alabama, north georgia, as we go throughout the day. your new year's day forecast, first of 2013, no big storms out there on the way. it looks like a quiet start weather-wise to 2013. >>> minimum wage goes up in ten states today. a decent year for stocks. did you notice? plus 2012 was the safest year for air travel ever. you're watching "first look" on this first day of january 2013. woman: we're helping joplin, missouri, come back from a devastating tornado. man: and now we're helping the east coast recover from hurricane sandy. we're a leading global insurance company, based right here in america. we've repaid every dollar america lent us. everything, plus a profit of more than $22 billion. for the american people. thank you, america. helping people recover and rebuild -- that'
the carolinas. we got soaked yesterday northern alabama, mississippi, tennessee. it will be much better today. still cloudy, but at least to the rainy and wet. no big winter storms for the first time in a while that will be headed across this nation. we will be relatively storm-free heading into the upcoming weekend. if you're in virginia beach down to beautiful portions of the outer banks of north carolina, a little bit of wet weather and rain from now until 8:00, 9:00 a.m. then it will be gone. a look at your wednesday forecast, the start of a quiet weather pattern from coast to coast. cool and chilly on the west coast, but sunny. middle of the nation cold and chilly. overall looking like a nice return to work and school at least weather-wise for millions of us. >>> sandy hook students prepare to go back to school. >>> penn state fights back with a major lawsuit against the ncaa and a member of the paparazzi killed after taking photos of justin bieber's white ferrari. details next. you're watching "first look" on msnbc. she knows you like no one else. and you wouldn't have it any other way.
. i didn't believe it was true then and i don't believe. >> west virginia, kentucky, tennessee that's where he was finding his problems, right? >> where republicans win anyway. the people who vote for republicans. in those states are not going to vote for a democrat. it doesn't matter what he does. >> i'm not going to argue except on these points of electoral college votes. it used to be we got arkansas the democratic side. west virginia was consistently -- anyway, the guys on the far right here. fear factor. kentucky senator rand paul wants to run for president is concerned the president has a king complex. and paul is out there vowing to nullify any executive orders that impede on congressional powers which by the way has not happened. we used the word nullification, you're talking civil war here. let's watch. >> in our founding fathers were very concerned about having a separation of paurpz think didn't want -- they didn't want to let the president become a king. they said congress would legislate, not the president. we have a bill we're going to introduce early next week and in
awake from tennessee in the nashville area up to kentucky. those storms are headed for the east coast during the day today. we had about 250 reports of severe weather. thankfully at this point no confirmed fatalities, but we are checking on one possibly in tennessee. we've had four tornadoes. i actually thought the tornadoes would be a little worse. the wind damage as expected. where are the storms now? exiting nashville, louisville, heading through eastern kentucky, ohio. kentucky, west virginia, also areas of eastern tennessee and western north carolina. and now those storms are rolling through alabama with a new tornado watch issued for the birmingham into the montgomery area. so we're not done yet. and if you're in that area of yellow which includes pretty much everyone east of the appalachians south of philadelphia and pittsburgh, you're going to deal with these severe storms. it's going to be a straight line. it's going to move through with really strong, gusty winds. then the weather will begin to get very much colder and windy on the backside. a lot of airport delays. also, i
million s of americans that want to defend themselves. harold, you're from tennessee, an nra supporter. l let's talk about people in the northeast that don't understand what nra has been, what a great organization it has been through the years. how the organization has not always been the organization it became in the mid-1990s. could you explain gun owners and how they're appalled by things like this? there are polls out today we're going to be reading today, it's shifted. their extremism is destroying the them. >> many of those were members of nra who appreciated the sports organization who protected the hunters and sports rights have to be curious how and why the organization has allowed the credibility of members to be besmirched and diminished all in an effort to protect people with huge magazines, all in an effort to protect those against comprehensive background checks. the polls show people don't protect those things. >> survivalists for gun manufacturers. >> and there's no tennessean who appreciates the season's changing and go out and enjoy an afternoon as people do playing bask
to allow firearms. other states want to follow utah's lead. tennessee lawmakers plan to introduce a bill to allow secretly armed teachers in classrooms. ohio leaves the decision up to guns -- of guns up to individual school boards to make that decision. the state's attorney says schools should consider arming their staffers. texas gun laws allow weapons in public schools if they are approved by the school district. a small district in harrold, texas has an undisclosed number of staff members carrying concealed guns. i asked caroline kane about the concerns people might have when you start arming teachers. >> what if you had a parent who objected to it? what position would that put you in? >> well, in the state of utah a parent doesn't have to know about it. teachers can carry a firearm and nobody ever -- they've been doing it for 12 years. i've found out more and more about teachers that do. >> teachers in caroline kane's school who currently carry a weapon are under no obligation to inform parents. i asked caroline if this could pose a problem. >> and the parents are dropping their litt
of letting up. congresswoman marsha blackburn of tennessee says she wanted to start the new year off right, by proposing to cut federal funding for planned parenthood. blackburn reintroduced legislation originally championed by former congressman mike pence. his bill went nowhere, but that wasn't stopping blackburn. the measure would prevent the department of health and human services from allocating funds for family planning assistance. blackburn explained her mission to mike huckabee earlier this week. >> it is the right type of fight to have on so many different levels. we know that planned parenthood is basically big abortion business. >> really? of course, if you are a person who likes to deal in facts, you know that only 3% of planned parenthood's services are abortion services, and no, i say no federal money is used. as for the other 97%, those services include cancer screenings, std screenings, contraceptive services. and one in five women will visit planned parenthood at least once in her lifetime. blackburn's bill will go nowhere, even if the how many times votes on it and it pas
blackburn of tennessee, she too voted no, asked for disaster assistance following a flood in tennessee. louie gohmert. you can always depend on a no vote there. he requested a broader disaster declaration following hurricane ike. jim jordan of ohio, a no vote, requested a disaster declaration after storms in his state. can you believe this? tom price of georgia a no? he voted no for sandy relief? he called for disaster relief after tornadoes. jim sense sensenbrenner. joe wilson of north carolina also a no vote supported usda drought relief to help those farmers out. then there is steve palazzo of mississippi. palazzo represents the coastal region of his state, an area completely devastated by hurricane katrina. palazzo voted no on sandy relief because he says he is worried about the nation's debt. the bigger picture he says is we also have to recognize that we have a financial disaster that is looming in this country that i believe personally in my heart -- in his heart -- is going to be greater than any disaster that has ever hit the u.s. well, when katrina struck back in 2005, this c
to tennessee senator bob corker. he's got a plan that he wants to deal with the debt and entitlements and says president obama is, quote, out of the game in the next round of negotiations. >>> plus, brownout. the defeated massachusetts republican isn't wasting any time going after his most likely democratic obstacle. if brown decides to go back to the senate. he certainly sounds like a candidate. first a look ahead at the president's schedule. he has resumed his vacation in hawaii. will be there for a few more days. so no public events. for now. you're watching "the daily rundown" only on msnbc. [ fishing rod casting line, marching band playing ] [ male announcer ] the rhythm of life. [ whistle blowing ] where do you hear that beat? campbell's healthy request soup lets you hear it... in your heart. [ basketball bouncing ] heart healthy. great taste. mmm... [ male announcer ] sounds good. it's amazing what soup can do. but i'm still stubbed up. [ male announcer ] truth is, nyquil doesn't unstuff your nose. what? [ male announcer ] alka-seltzer plus liquid gels speeds relief to your worst cold s
was against it. tonight, talking points memo reports that the tennessee, the state of tennessee suspended yaeger's carry permit. now he is trying to tone his message down a bit. >> i do not condone anybody committing any kind of felonies unless it's necessary. right now it is not necessary. start working out. start stretching. start practicing. >> yeager is not alone. he is just one in a crowd of extremists who think that they speak for all gunowners across america and second amendment lovers. right wingers at the drudge report compared the president to hitler and stalin. really? yeah. another gun advocate used slavery to make his case against gun control. >> if african-americans had been given the right to keep and bear arms from day one of the country's founding, perhaps slavery might not have been a chapter in our history. >> we'll talk more about slavery and guns in a moment. >>> first, you should know larry ward is pushing a national gun appreciation day. it's on the weekend before martin luther king day. ward claims this is the first gun appreciation day. but we found gun appreciati
to weather channel meteorologist mike seidel live in beautiful knoxville, tennessee. although it's still dark there. good morning, mike. where will the worst of the be today? >> reporter: good morning, alex. not here. in fact, let me recap, here, temperatures above freezing. ice yesterday. today, in the 40s. all those areas, parts of kentucky, tennessee, north georgia, the carolinas, that had the ice storm yesterday, highs in the 40s today. roads will improve dramatically. in fact, here all the ice has melted. let me take you back yesterday and get to the forecast. north georgia mountains, atlanta was fine, this is raven county, and skidding out and slipping off the icy roadways on those higher elevations in north georgia, in upstate carolina, we had one fatality, we head to the snow. north of the ice, snow across ohio, into the virginias and mid-atlantic toward new york, near roanoke, virginia, snow last friday and more snow today. most in the one to two inch category. not a big system. not a lot of moisture to work with, and we had snow and spinouts in western pennsylvania, allegheny county
're in the "sideshow" now. another way for republicans to avoid getting support from low-income voters? enter tennessee state senator stacey campfield with this bold proposal. slash welfare benefits for parents whose kids do poorly in school. well, that's right. according to campfield, somehow the threat of less food on the table is the ticket to getting parents to help their kids in school. figure that one out. >>> anyway, something campfield said on this network was catnip for the folks at the tonight show. >>> tennessee state senator stacey campfield advocates he wants legislation that will reduce welfare payments to families if their kids are getting bad grades. they cut their welfare payments if the kids get bad grades. i'm not sure he did that well in school himself. this is a segment we call the botched cliche of the day senator edition. >> well, first off, we're not -- i'm not setting the bar like the kids have to become rocket surgeons. >> rocket surgeons. is that like tree surgeons? >>> next, let's take a look at this headline from the washington times. quote, reagan's home could become a par
stretch back across virginia, back into eastern tennessee, western north carolina and then extends all the way down into the gulf coast region from lafayette, louisiana, right over to biloxi, mississippi. so we are still going to see those showers basically affect the southeast. and it's in this area, eastern kentucky into west virginia, into western virginia, also down into mississippi and northeastern louisiana where we could end up with another two to three inches of rainfall on top of several inches of rain that has already been falling in that region. but the northeast not looking at a whole lot of rain. and this is the last bit of warm air that we are going to see down across the southeast. and that cold air that's been sitting in the midwest is eventually going to work back in. it's not going to get real cold but be more seasonal. >>> good news on the job front for u.s. veterans. coca-cola's controversial take on obesity and nike's new $100 million golfer. >>> they lift a car and save a life. you've got to see this. you're watching "first look" on msnbc. ♪ [ male announcer ] h
in tennessee. temperatures warmed up now. so we're not so much dealing with too many problems in areas around nashville and also into louisville and lexington. much of west virginia is warming up. they're mostly dealing with rain. travel on the east coast today, the airports will be a mess in all areas of the northeast today, especially new york city up into boston. philadelphia airports dealing with rain. a lot of rain later today especially in areas of georgia. some rain will push into virginia and washington, d.c., and baltimore and maryland areas. as far as the total accumulations go with this storm, we're mostly looking at a three to five inch event across new england. south coast of new england will be dealing mostly with sleet and mixing in with a little snow. only zero to an inch. and in areas of central connecticut, probably two to three inches. four inches across the catskills. again, not a blockbuster snow event. the timing of this on a full day of work and school for so many is what is causing it to be such a headache. >> thank you, bill. >>> last night new york became the favorit
, it does look like we will see a swath from western tennessee through western kentucky, right up into ohio where we could end up with 2 to 3 inches of rain. it's all about temperatures with this system, too. out ahead of it it's real mild. back behind it, it's really cold. look at the next few days in chicago. today is a around 58. tomorrow is 53. all of the sudden on sunday, temperatures crash into the mid-20s. we stay there heading into early next week. but washington, d.c., it's the exact opposite. out ahead of this system, we will see a few late-day showers in d.c. today. 49 degrees. then 59. then 68 degrees by sunday. even as we head into next week, it should still stay mild and at least above average, especially for monday and tuesday. we are looking at temps this weekend to be about 15 to 20 degrees above average all across the east coast. it does come with some clouds, but i think people will be happy about the temperatures. >> i love it when you bring us good news. thanks. >>> well, stocks rock as the s&p hits a five-year high. an update on the stranded whales. and thousands of wh
, streaming through tennessee and areas of the carolinas. that's where your wet weather's going to be on new year's day. here's a closer view of the radar. it's just plain old rain. there's no snow, no ice to deal with, anything like that. but kind of a rainy, gloomy start to your new year, especially northern mississippi, alabama, north georgia, as we go throughout the day. your new year's day forecast, first of 2013, no big storms out there on the way. it looks like a quiet start weather-wise to 2013. >>> minimum wage goes up in ten states today. a decent year for stocks. did you notice? plus 2012 was the safest year for air travel ever. you're watching "first look" on this first day of january 2013. [ sniffs ] [ sneezes ] [ sniffles ] [ female announcer ] for everything your face has to face. face it with puffs facial tissues. puffs has air-fluffed pillows for 40% more cushiony thickness. face every day with puffs softness. i just served my mother-in-law your chicken noodle soup but she loved it so much... i told her it was homemade. everyone tells a little white lie now and then. but now
, tennessee, even oklahoma and arkansas has been wet. now some of these showers are trying to pop up through southern illinois and the ohio river. normally if we had a storm like this, we would be talking ice and snow, but it's so warm across the country, it's literally all rain. a lot of the clouds will be filtering sunshine today. ohio valley, mid-atlantic and deep south, not as much sunshine as you saw yesterday. as far as the worst of the travel, flights will have significant delays out of dalls/ft. worth, san antonio and houston airports there. the dallas area already picked up about 2 1/2 inches of rain. a half inch in houston, san antonio a good deal of rain. texas has been in and out of the drought the last couple of years so they can use this rainfall. we'll deal with it, just a lot of soaking rain spreading into arkansas and louisiana. the forecast, we have the cool temperatures this morning in new england and the northern plains, even you will warm up this afternoon. a beautiful day, d.c. to new york. as i mentioned, a few more clouds out there. it looks like the rain will spread
have been made. >>> a similar scene in tennessee when a van backed through the back door of a market. cameras captured two men jumping out and loading the atm machine into the van. authorities later recovered the stolen vehicle minus the atm machine. >>> police in georgia released video of a school board official intentionally running down a 17-year-old girl in a walmart parking lot to get a spot. authorities say the teen was trying to save the space for a friend when she got hit. the driver was arrested and charged with reckless conduct. >>> in washington state, we're getting an aerial view of tons of japanese tsunami debris that washed up last month. among it, an entire dock which japanese writing on it. there's no word on when it will be removed. another dock washed up in oregon earlier this year. >>> now to sports. we kick off with a big upset in college football in the sugar bowl. number 21 louisville returned an interception on the first play and scored four more times as they knocked off florida 33-23. tonight it's the fiesta bowl in glendale, arizona with oregon facing number
in the way of severe weather or damage. just a soaking rain. louisiana, mississippi, tennessee, alabama and spreading into georgia. along with the warm air comes the rain and the clouds. we are getting drenched, so far two inches of rain from san antonio to dallas. that continues at this hour. that's where airport delays could be today. a picture perfect january day. chicago, detroit, ohio valley. more clouds today than yesterday. won't be that perfect blue sky. from new york to washington to boston, another great day out there. so let the good times keep rolling. >> thanks, bill. appreciate that. let's talk a little sports here, news from the nfl that will ratchet up the controversy for mike shanahan's decision to let robert given iii play hurt last weekend. a source says rg3 will have reconstructive surgery this morning to repair tears in his lcl and possibly his acl. he is expected to be ready for the 2013 regular season opener. yesterday dr. james andrews who was on the sideline during the game, tried to shed light on the decision to keep rg3 in the game. speaking to the "washington
congresswoman marsha blackburn of tennessee took it a step further, suggesting her party was ready for a government shutdown. >> we're going to look at all of these options. you know, there is the option of government shutdown. there is an option of raising the debt ceiling in short-term increments. >> would you be willing, if you don't get the kind of cuts that you think are necessary, would you be willing to go into default or to shut down the government? >> i think that there is a way to avoid default if it requires shutting down certain portions of the government, let's look at that. >> according to a recent gallup poll, there are growing concerns about washington's ability to balance the budget. 20% say the federal deficit is now the most important issue facing the nation. 18% say they are dissatisfied with the government. what's amazing is that people are now more concerned with the deficit and our dysfunctional government than they are with unemployment. the first time since 2009. >>> there's a troubling new statistic from the department of defense involving u.s. service mem
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of the road. what road? and republican congresswoman marsha blackburn of tennessee said this to msnbc's chris jansing. let me ask you if you're willing to shut the government down? >> we're looking at all the options, there is the option of government shutdown, the option of raising the debt ceiling in short-term increments. i think there is a way to avoid default if it requires shutting down portions of the government. let's look at that. >> and in his press conference, president obama quoted speaker john boehner from 2011. >> that would be a financial disaster, not only for our country but for the worldwide economy. i don't think it is a question that is even on the table. >> and the last question of his press conference, the president was asked if he may be more successful with some of the nuts you just heard from if he spent more quality time with them. >> you and your staff are too insular, that you don't socialize enough. >> this, of course, is one of the great myths of governing, that intractable problems, political problems, can somehow be solved over a card game and a couple of drink
is senator bob corker raising an issue that's very subjective. he's a reasonable republican from tennessee. he's talking about hagel's suitability to be defense secretary. listen to the kind of words he uses here. >> i think another thing, george, that's going to come up is just his overall temperament, and is he suited to run a department or a big agency or a big entity like the pentagon. >> well, there you go. this is the kind of thing that will drive hagel, and i don't know the guy, i met him a few times, crazy. somebody will say to him in the middle of a hearing, i hear you're always on the defensive. you have a defensive personality. then you defend yourself, and you're being defensive. i hear you have a bad temper. what do you mean i have a bad temper? this is getting rough because all politicians have bad tempers. >> i think in a hearing when people are looking -- >> not all. >> it's a low bar, it's not that hard to maintain -- >> what do you do when a guy says i hear you yell at people in the office? >> maybe you say, look, i'm tough and demanding of my employees, but i expect resu
with hagel in the past. senator bob kosher in tennessee said that i think on cbs' sunday show, so no smooth sailing by any means, but at the end of the day, having schumer on board is a big deal, having boxer on board is a big deal. and with 5 of them, we'll see whether or not republicans really want to use their political capital in trying to filibuster a nominee, especially one by the way, who will have so much support from outside groups like veterans associations. >> there'sing so much talk about how there is frost between the left and right. i want to get your take on this. this was a statement made by the president yesterday at the last press conference of his first administration. it was about the aloofness perception that seems to get out there around him and his inner circle. take a listen. >> most people who know me know i'm a pretty friendly guy. i like a good party. personal relationships are important. obviously i can always do a better job. the nice thing is now that my girls are getting older, they don't want to spend that much time with me anyway, so i'll be calling around l
is jobs and the economy, the first days of the 2013 congress, two representatives from tennessee seem most focused on planned parenthood. the republican women each reintroduced separate bills to prohibit title x family planning grants to any organization performing boergss. title x family planning is only one for family planning and related health services and it was enacted under nixon. title x programs work with more than 5 million people through 4,500 clinics in the u.s. and especially important in helping low-income families. that's the intent. now a bill to defund planned parenthood stripping it of the financial support is proffered twice. notice guest spot today, laura basset, political reporter and her latest story on the bills is running right now and, laura, you know, we had the election where the president won single women by 35 points partly because of comments of people like mourdock and pushing anti-choice provisions. is this how republicans want to start the session? >> you know, i think the point that people often forget is planned parenthood has a pretty powerful political
, is a former colleague, tennessee bob corker, ranking member of the top republican on the foreign relations committee. ewe going to have the hearings. on john kerry. why are they so trouble and why are you not troubled by the hagel resume? >> i think you know i start all these hearings with an open mind. i did serve with chuck and knew him for a couple of years. we served together on the foreign relations committee. look, i do have concerns. i do think as your panelists were saying earlier that the meetings and the hearings are going to be very, very important. i think as it relates to senator hagel, one of the areas, andrea, with him in particular that i want to probe is where he is on our nuclear posture. i know it's not something that, you know, people talk about on a daily basis. some of the things he said in the past about where we need to be as a country in our nuclear posture are very troubling to me, and especially at this moment many time when we're supposed to be investing in nuclear modernization as a part of the start treaty, and we're not doing that. that's an issue that's goin
example of states' rights and nullifications. the states of tennessee, wyoming, south carolina and north dakota. so here we are with a states' rights movement live and well in 2013. this is unreal. >> well, i don't think these guys truly understand the constitution. under the constitution, which they claimed to cherish, you know, it's not yahoo sheriffs who get to decide whether something is constitutional or not. it's something called the supreme court. so right away, they're undermining our entire system by issuing their edicts or their fiats against these actions. but i'm still waiting. i'm waiting for any of these guys to come out and say okay, 23 executive actions? which ones don't you like? the ones that make it easier for universal background checks to be -- to happen as they should be happening, just on the basis of regulations and guidances? what law -- which executive action -- which one are you opposed to? which one is turning barack obama into a king? these guys cannot deal with the specifics or the merits. >> but this has been consistent. because since president obama's been
proposed a bill to make it illegal for the president to introduce his bill. joining me now is tennessee state representative joe caux who introduced a bill making it illegal to enforce any potential ban on assault weapons. he said, and i'm quoting, it's our attempt to push back on the federal government's ever-increasing encroachment. not only on our personal liberties, but on our state sovereignty. >> reverend sharpton, i'm glad to be here. >> now, let me ask you, do you really think your state bill will trump federal law? >> well, that's part of the point. what we're trying to illustrate here is that the federal government has, systematically, over the years, been on full assault of the second amendment. when you assault the second amend. it's not just the second amendment, you assault the entire bill of rights. that's the broader point that we're trying to draw here is that for years, the bill of rights have been under attack from the federal government for no other reason than power and control. >> now, let me ask you a question. where in the second amendment does it give you the ri
tennessee, the ap reports that a state representative, curry todd, pled guilty today to drunk driving and gun charges and will spend 48 hours in jail and the loss of his firearm for a year. the former republican police officer was arrested in nashville after failing a road sobriety test with a loaded .38 caliber next to him in the seat. the law allows them to be armed in bars and restaurants that serve alcohol can because what could go wrong? he told reporters he has no plans to resign. [ female announcer ] you walk into your laundry room and...boom! it just hits you! that nasty odor coming from your washer. you've tried different ways to get rid of it... but they all just hit a dead end. time to say farewell to the smell with tide washing machine cleaner. it goes straight to the source of the stink to lift odor-causing residues off your washer's drum so your washer will smell clean and fresh. there's no room for a stinky washer. tide washing machine cleaner. visit tide.com to find out more. and save hundreds with our best offer. get an adt security system starting at just $49 install
. >> yeah. >> do you feel that the gun debate and the positions that you took cost you arkansas, tennessee your home state, potentially led to that election outcome? >> i think it's more complicated than that. i know that some seasoned political observers have made that argument. i don't fully agree. it was, certainly, a factor, but it was only one of many factors. >> but the nra was coming after you. >> yes, that's true, but the so-called upper south has been trending heavily republican for quite some time now for a variety of reasons. really ever since brown versus board of education. >> and al gore looks to the future. the book is "the future," where he'll talk about extreme weather and climate change and that profitable al zjazeera deal. >>> and coming up next, chuck hagel's confirmation challenge. senators bill nelson and jeanne shaheen joining us next on "andrea mitchell reports." [ male announcer ] wouldn't it be cool if we took the already great sentra apart and completely reimagined it with best-in-class combined mpg and more interior room than corolla and civic and a technology s
. weather channel meteorologist mike seidel has more from knoxville, tennessee. hey, mike. >> reporter: hey, t.j. here in knoxville the ice storm is now just a memory. we had nine hours of freezing rain. but as you can see here on the trees it's all gone. it all melted. in fact temperatures overnight rose into the mid 30s. but yesterday we had hundreds of accidents across kentucky here in tennessee, even north georgia and through the western carolinas. one fatality reported in upstate south carolina. but the north georgia mountains had ice and cars skidding off the roadways. the other angle with this storm is the fact that we had snow from the ohio valley all the way to the northeast. but the snowfall amounts were on the light side from columbus to pittsburgh, into washington. generally a 1 to 2 inch snowfall. philadelphia and new york central park had 1 1/2 inches of snow. for the first time in chicago in 335 days they had an inch of snow. so the record streak ends but they've only had now about three inches for the entire winter. it still stays very cold today across the midwest and north
on sequester. >> congressman marshall blackburn of tennessee, she says government shutdown is an option. >> i think that there is a way to avoid default if it requires shutting down certain portions of the government. let's look at that. let's put these options on the table. be very thoughtful but get this spending pattern broken. >> what is thoughtful, governor rendell, about a shutdown of government in total or in part? what is thoughtful about that? if you're really trying to deal with spending. it would only exacerbate the problem if you have government shutdowns. >> sure. and, in fact u it's defaulting on our debts and obligations. it makes no sense at all. and the people will turn on the republicans, just as they did when newt gingrich shut the government down and bill clinton was president. bill clinton won that hands down. and look, the one thing that i think michael and i agree on and the people in the campaign to fix the debt and simpson bowes, is we're not going to fix our problem, rev, by who wins political battles. if the republican party wants to eat itself alive, sure it will m
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